Sato Koichi will be playing Miyake Keisuke, the famous producer who had discovered Sanma and many other TV stars. As Sato has been a close friend of Sanma since they acted together in a 1982 movie, he revealed that he was drawn to this drama because the latter was the producer and volunteered to take part in this drama. During the filming, he had a lot of fun chatting with Sanma and Miyake himself.
Other co-stars include Ikewaki Chizuru who plays Ootake Shinobu i.e. Sanma's ex-wife, Namase Katsuhisa who plays Jimmy's high school teacher and advisor in the baseball team, Tezuka Satomi who plays the owner of a restaurant and Nukumizu Yoichi who plays a doctor.
The drama which consists of 9 episodes, will be shown internationally this summer.
Sources: Sanspo / Sponichi 1 / Sponichi 2 / Oricon